Honda introduced its prototype FCX fuel cell vehicle in September 2002 , and delivered first Honda FCX fuel cell vehicles in Japan and the U.S. on same day in December 2002.
The FCX utilizes a bigger, 350-atmosphere high-pressure hydrogen fuel tank to attain a range of 355km. A motor with improved output characteristics in the mid-to-high speed ranges is combined with Honda's own independently developed high-performance ultra-capacitor energy storage system, to achieve smooth, powerful acceleration.
A newly developed three-gauge instrument cluster presents information on energy management, remaining vehicle range, and vehicle information, in an easy-to-understand display.
Honda Ultra-capacitor (system module)
Three-gauge instrument cluster (on Idoling)
|Hydrogen supply||High-pressure hydrogen tank (350 atm)|
|Hydrogen storage capacity||156.6L|
|Fuel cell stack||Ballard-manufactured|
|Motor max. output||60kW (82PS)|
|Motor max. torque||272N·m (27.7kg·m)|
|Max. speed||150 km/h|
|Vehicle range||355 km|
|Number of occupants||4|
|Cargo space (VDA system)||102L|